|Moe's Alley welcomes back hometown heroes WOOSTER for a very special CD release celebration. The ticket price includes a copy of their brand new full length studio album "If All The Dew Were Diamonds".
Special guests Arden Park Roots open the show.
A smoldering blend of bluesy vocals and funky beats. Wooster kicks on a winning amalgam of blues, soul and reggae anchored by grooves played by crack players who know their way around some elastic funk. Fronted by the dynamic Caroline Kuspa whose singing chops and emotive power are undeniable.
The band released their debut full-length album “The Heights of Things” in 2009. Their sophomore release “If All the Dew Were Diamonds” will be released in October 2012, and this is the official Santa Cruz CD release celebration. Expect the unexpected on this very special night. Consider yourself cordially invited to the party.
The band released their debut full-length album “The Heights of Things” in 2009. Their sophomore release “If All the Dew Were Diamonds” will be released in October 2012, and this is the official Santa Cruz CD release celebration.
"One of Santa Cruz' liveliest local acts”, Wooster became a crowd favorite in a relatively short period of time. With a diverse collage of blues, soul, rock, funk, and reggae, Wooster’s sound is, above all else, a passionate display of love for the groove. Lead by male/female vocal duo Brian Gallagher and Caroline Kuspa, the band’s sound fuses Gallagher’s impassioned and raw vocal delivery with Caroline’s remarkable gift for melody that, when combined with the richness of her tone, creates only the most eloquent of harmonies. Wooster prides themselves on creating the best live show possible. Each time the band plays is a celebration and the crowd is there to party.
Currently deep in tour summer tour, Wooster will be releasing two new summer singles, starting with ‘Take It Easy” which is now available for FREE download at www.woosterband.com.
In 2006 solo guitarist/songwriter Brian Gallagher walked into the studio with a notebook full of songs and the dream of creating his first record. He walked out 3 years later with a new band and their debut album THE HEIGHTS OF THINGS.
With a diverse collage of blues, soul, rock, funk, and reggae, Wooster’s sound is, above all else, a passionate display of love for the groove.
This love resonates throughout THE HEIGHTS OF THINGS, from the soul drenched “New York”, to reggae influenced “Froghouse” and funk laden “Love is All I Need” featuring Jerry Martin from Sly and the Family Stone on sax. Chant inducing, crowd favorite “Ooh Girl” recounts the familiar scene of trying to find that special someone at the end of the night.
While Gallagher’s vocal delivery is impassioned and raw, the young and beautiful Caroline possesses a remarkable gift for melody that, when combined with the richness of her tone, creates only the most eloquent of harmonies.
Hailing from his roots in local hip hop and rock group, Epicure, lead guitarist Zack Donahue picks his riffs and spanks his skanks with all the force of a hundred watt Marshall stack. A professional instructor by day, guitar and bassist Bobby Hanson’s technical prowess and inventiveness on his instruments are a matter of interplanetary exploration. He drinks the same milk as Bootsy Collins, and take’s his responsibility as ‘keeper of the funk’ as a professional and lifelong obligation. The son of a music teacher, drummer Nate Fredrick started his professional music career before he started shaving, and continues to impress as a musical and mechanical MaGgyver. Broken down van? Busted Amp? In search of a new song part? Find him a spork, a snap bracelet, and a pair of drumsticks and you’re right back on the road.
Wooster’s rhythm section is a who’s who of Santa Cruz musical talent. With his heart and his sleeve, and his horn at his lips, Dustin Hengl’s trumpet performances are those of a man possessed. Having shared the stage with such legendary performers as Willie Nelson, Jack Johnson, and the Parliament Funkadelic posse, Dustin’s stage presence shines with confidence and charisma for good reason. He’s paid his dues and now he’s out to have some fun.
Described as “One of Santa Cruz’ liveliest local acts”, Wooster prides themselves on creating the best live show possible. Each time the band plays is a celebration and the crowd is there to party.
ABOUT ARDEN PARK ROOTS
Arden Park Roots is a reggae/rock/punk band based out of Sacramento, CA. Awards include "Best Album 2008" by the Sacramento News & Review, Sacramento Music Awards "Sammies", 2008, 2009, 2011 & the 2009, 2010 SacShows awards for best reggae band.